Travels In The Far East (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Images from Travels In The Far East by Ellen M.H.Peck (Mrs. James Sidney Peck), 1909. The book records a nine-month journey made by the author. There is a Project Gutenberg edition of this book, here, and it does include the images, although in very small sizes.

See also the Internet Archive version.

Title: Travels In The Far East

Author: Peck, Ellen M. H.

Published by: Thomas Y. Crowelland Co.

City: New York

Date: 1909

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 132b.---Temple ofthe Sacred Tooth in Kandy]

132b.—Temple ofthe Sacred Tooth in Kandy

The Temple of the Tooth Relic has its own web site, www.sridaladamaligawa.lk. It has a photograph of the same temple entrance on the page about the temple history. [more...] [$]

[picture: The fort and castle at Osaka]

The fort and castle at Osaka

Osaka, April 13th: The next morning dawned brightly, and we left in jinrikishas for a general tour, first visiting the fort where stands a noted castle, very picturesque in appearance. We hen visited the Exposition of Industrial Arts, which did not seem unlike an exposition at home in its general arrangements. The goods displayed, however, were very different. Then [...] of the place, canals being a dominant char­acteristic of the landscape. We saw a particu­larly fine temple among many others. Osaka is a commercial city of great wealth and is more celebrated from a business point of view than from its artistic aspect. (p. 233) [more...] [$]

[picture: The stairs leading to a Prambanam temple.]

The stairs leading to a Prambanam temple.

“We drove on, perhaps a mile farther, and came to a wonderful group of temples, dating about the same period, known as Prambanam, where we saw what excited our wonder and admiration. Though the ruins did not contain a sing;e genuine Buddha figure, holdign only many images of Hindu gods, archæologists find ample proof that they were built by [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ruined Temple of Prambanam]

Ruined Temple of Prambanam

Another photograph of the temple; this one was badly printed, with a low dot-screen, unfortunately. [$]

[picture: Elephants cayying logs at Rangoon]

Elephants cayying logs at Rangoon

“One morning we rose at 5 a. m. for an early excursion to see elephants haul teak from the river-bank to higher ground, where the logs would dry before transference to the sawmills. We went at this time to avoid the heat, [...]a. m. [more...] [$]


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Images from Travels In The Far East by Ellen M.H.Peck (Mrs. James Sidney Peck), 1909. The book records a nine-month journey made by the author. There is a Project Gutenberg edition of this book, here, and it does include the images, although in very small sizes.

See also the Internet Archive version.


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